The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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The Best Movie Villains of All Time

These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.

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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 4066
    - 844

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3231
    - 784

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1859
    - 1043

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1660
    - 903

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1695
    - 1206

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1636
    - 1052

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1968
    - 1521

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1810
    - 1392

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1279
    - 934
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  11. 11
    + 1604
    - 1040

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1514
    - 1006

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  13. 13
    + 1617
    - 956

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  14. 14
    + 1337
    - 716

    Star Wars universe

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  15. 15
    + 1652
    - 955

    The Lion King

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  16. 16
    + 1416
    - 983

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1592
    - 1110

    Alien universe  

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  18. 18
    + 1185
    - 727
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1293
    - 1007

    often listed & ranked high on reranks No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1165
    - 845

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  21. 21
    + 1298
    - 685

    ranked low on reranks The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
    + 1040
    - 777

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 824
    - 394

    ranked low on reranks Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  24. 24
    + 927
    - 711

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X

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  25. 25
    + 886
    - 526

    added by Krazy88 It

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  26. 26
    + 1022
    - 768
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  27. 27
    + 888
    - 755

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  28. 28
    + 972
    - 719
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  29. 29
    + 521
    - 294

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 862
    - 806

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  31. 31
    + 753
    - 527

    American Psycho

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  32. 32
    + 799
    - 593

    Gangs of New York

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  33. 33
    + 876
    - 560

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  34. 34
    + 150
    - 156

    often listed & ranked high on reranks AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  35. 35
    + 733
    - 520

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 949
    - 857

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  37. 37
    + 798
    - 550

    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  38. 38
    + 534
    - 320

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 470
    - 421

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  40. 40
    + 788
    - 572

    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 662
    - 518

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 581
    - 354

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  43. 43
    + 672
    - 672

    often listed 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  44. 44
    + 596
    - 572

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 919
    - 767

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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  46. 46
    + 487
    - 387

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 632
    - 624

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  48. 48
    + 458
    - 367

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 382
    - 241

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  50. 50
    + 393
    - 275

    Beetlejuice

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